Discussion in 'Media Central' started by We Are Borg, Sep 21, 2018.
Here she comes to save the day!
(sing it in a Mighty Mouse voice)
Notice the pager at 1:35.
Buried on page 4 of some no-name thread? Areyoufuggingkiddingme?
The movies deserve their own thread.
I rest my fucking case.
Officers, take him away.
*WAB is dragged away by SWAT-ies, he tries to bite them, but their armor is too thick*
*SWAT officers release WAB and begin beating the shit out of Diacanu*
Ohhhh, Jesus Christ!
holy shit, brie, can you look not bored for a couple of seconds?
I've always thought she looked a little weird.
I do hope she has some more facial expressions.
No one was telling Christian Bale as Batman to smile more.
I don't even care if she smiles, she sort of half grins in one scene after reading off a cliche in one of the trailer scenes. Speaking of, anyone else notice that every line of Brie's in the trailer is some stock cliche? It's the fact that she totally looks bored throughout the whole thing. She's being held upside down with weird laser beams being shot into her head and her facial expression says "Huh, 50 cents off coffee." She's flying a jet fighter and her facial expression says "Look, a whataburger, am I getting hungry? Nah, I got something to eat at the house."
Can't say her acting choices are good until I see the scene in context.
Larsen and Marvel have a good track record; I'd give them the benefit of the doubt.
She doesn't look at all like that guy who says "Shazam!". And the costume doesn't even have a lightning bolt on it.
Larson seems to be doing a great job of fucking up her publicity tour.
Ah, jeez. Here we go.
Because you don't fucking tell Batman to smile.
So the critics are digging the film, but the fanboys... not so much.
I am highly anticipating this flick, but no matter who owns what copyright, this is Captain Marvel and always will be:
Shazam was Captain Marvel? I've got to admit, I'm lost on all the comic book stuff. Aside from Batman in the 90's, I haven't read superhero comic books since I was in grade school, and those only sporadically. I have really enjoyed the MCU, though- probably more so for NOT having been wrapped up in the comics and their numerous reboots, changes, etc.
^^^ Yes, "Shazam" isn't really named "Shazam", he's named Captain Marvel. "Shazam" is a different character entirely.
This Shazam / Captain Marvel business started in 1939 by Fawcett Publications. Was more popular than Superman in the 1940s. Got merged into DC when DC got the rights to all the characters from Fawcett.
Marvel Comics introduced THEIR Captain Marvel in 1967. He was a dude. An alien of the Kree race named Mar-Vell. The Captain Marvel film has "Carol Danvers" in the Mar-Vell role. She's one of several people who took on the mantle when Marvel killed off Mar-Vell in the 70s.
Yep, always hated that.
Yep, DC, having acquired the rights from Fawcett after a decade-long lawsuit, didn't use Captain Marvel--they considered him just a Superman knockoff--and let the trademark for the character's name lapse. Marvel scooped it up and made their own totally different character and, a couple of iterations later, we have this MCU film.
DC brought the original back in the 70s, but books, TV shows, and merchandise had to use the SHAZAM! trademark; they couldn't market the character as Captain Marvel since Marvel owned the trademark on that name.
A few years back, DC threw in the towel and changed the character's name to Shazam. One consequence: just uttering "Shazam" doesn't summon the magic lightning; Billy/Shazam must say the word with the intention to transform. Another is that Shazam's powers no longer have their roots in mythological characters (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, etc.).
DC has used an alternate version of Shazam called Captain Thunder. I kinda wish they'd used that name. But I've made peace with his name being Shazam.
I think you mean this will always be Captain Marvel:
Stan Lee's cameo https://news.avclub.com/stan-lee-s-captain-marvel-cameo-raises-a-lot-of-questio-1833155850
Seeing it tonight!
Marvel's version of superman is all she should be -- powerful, funny, gleaming, and HELL complicated in terms of backstory.
Very mild spoilers:
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